Friday, August 28, 2009
Close-up for Mr. DeMille.
Not such a feel-good moment was when this big fellow appeared and I think it was a shark. Blog viewers feel free to weigh in on this, give me your opinion and venture a guess what type it would be.
Here are the reasons I think it was a shark:
The swim pattern was different.
The head is elongated, not cute and round like bottlenose dolphin.
Although it's not easy to see in this photo, there also appeared to be a second dorsal fin toward the tail.
And, even more strange, I think the dolphin were chasing it away. I guess I need to research whether dolphin will go after/chase away a shark.
One minute I'm jumping up and down as the dolphin play nearby, the next I get a shiver when this big fella swims a few feet from shore and then swiftly cuts away again. Eeeek!
[In reviewing my photos, I think the second photo in the post below may also be the shark, not one of the dolphin. But that's more of a question, so click on the photos to enlarge, look at them carefully to compare, and let me know what you think.]